Glorious Olive Oil

olive-oilFor years scientist and nutritionist have been telling us about the health benefits of a diet rich in olive oil…the cardiovascular and digestive benefits of the ‘Mediterranean diet’.  New researcher from the University of Florence have found that a component of extra virgin olive oil may prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.  French scientists are researching the theory that olive oil can lead to improved cognitive function, particularly among older adults.So versatile is olive oil that it can be used as an integral part of both your diet and beauty regime.

Walk around any supermarket and alongside bottles produced for use in the kitchen you will spot soaps and creams also made from the humble olive oil.

Spain produces over 45% of the world’s olive oil, and Italy, producing 25%, comes in second in world production.

See more at: http://www.italymagazine.com/featured-story/8-things-know-about-olive-oil#sthash.h2RnX5g7.dpuf

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